Papua New Guinea

Capital Port Moresby

Population 8,083,700

Area 462,840 km2

Key facts

Papua New Guinea is a country located in Melanesia. Papua New Guinea has only one border country: Indonesia.

English is an official language in Papua New Guinea. It means that if you speak it, you would be able to communicate with almost everyone. If not, it is highly recommended that you acquire some basic English before traveling to Papua New Guinea.

The national currency in Papua New Guinea is Papua New Guinean kina (PGK). The kina (K) is subdivided into 100 toea.

With today's currency rate, 1 EUR is worth 3.46 PGK and 1 USD is worth 3.52 PGK.

Papua New Guinean
Banknotes

K2K5K10K20K50K100

Papua New Guinean
Coins

5102050K1

Check with your bank before your trip to find out if there are any fees for using your card abroad. Some banks do not charge fees when you use a foreign ATM or pay in foreign currency, but others may charge a fixed cost for each transaction or allow a limited number of free withdrawals. The travel card provided by Wise.com, Revolut or Monose might be an excellent option to cut down on transaction fees.

Ookla® Speedtest The average fixed internet speed in Papua New Guinea is 13.14 Mbps and mobile is 30.79 Mbs.The global average is 139.19 Mbps and 77.74 Mbps respectively.

ATM Density It may be difficult to locate an ATM in Papua New Guinea.8.15 ATMs per 100,000 people.The global average is 41.24.

SIM Registration No data available.

Socket types

There is one common socket type used in Papua New Guinea. Type I is not very common around the world, so it might be a good idea to check if your electronics need an adapter.

Type I 240 V, 50 Hz  

The sockets' shapes and voltage differ from country to country and a travel plug adapter may be required. Portable devices, such as phones, notebooks or tablets, usually handle the entire range of voltages used across the world (110-240V).

Public holidays

In the year 2022, Papua New Guinea will celebrate 11 national public holidays. The next one Christmas Day will take place on December 25.

DateHoliday name
January 1, 2022New Year's DayNew Year's Day
April 15, 2022Moving holidayGood FridayGood Friday
April 16, 2022Moving holidayHoly SaturdayHoly Saturday
April 17, 2022Moving holidayEaster SundayEaster Sunday
April 18, 2022Moving holidayEaster MondayEaster Monday
June 13, 2022Moving holidayQueen's BirthdayQueen's Birthday
July 23, 2022Remembrance DayRemembrance Day
August 26, 2022Repentance DayRepentance Day
September 16, 2022Independence DayIndependence Day
December 25, 2022Christmas DayChristmas Day
December 26, 2022St. Stephen's DayBoxing Day

Food & Hotels

What hotel chains are present in Papua New Guinea?

There are no Mariott hotels in Papua New Guinea.

The Hilton hotel chain operates in Papua New Guinea.

The IHG hotel chain operates in Papua New Guinea.

There are no Best Western hotels in Papua New Guinea.

There are Radisson hotels in Port Moresby.

There are no Accor hotels in Papua New Guinea.

What fast food chains are present in Papua New Guinea?

If you are not a fan of trying new dishes, have a look at the following list of fast-food chains in Papua New Guinea.

The McDonald's chain does not operate in Papua New Guinea.

The KFC chain does not operate in Papua New Guinea.

The Burger King chain does not operate in Papua New Guinea.

The Subway chain does not operate in Papua New Guinea.

The Domino's Pizza chain does not operate in Papua New Guinea.

The Starbucks chain does not operate in Papua New Guinea.

Weather

Today the sun in Port Moresby, rises at 5:52 AM and sets at 6:07 PM. The climate of Port Moresby may be categorized as a equatorial rainforest (Af), according to Koppen's classification system.
TodayOct 5ThunderstormLow: 16.2°C (61.16°F)High: 17.4°C (63.32°F)
ThursdayOct 6OvercastLow: 16.1°C (60.98°F)High: 17.7°C (63.86°F)
FridayOct 7OvercastLow: 16.3°C (61.34°F)High: 17.7°C (63.86°F)
SaturdayOct 8Partly cloudlyLow: 16.1°C (60.98°F)High: 17.4°C (63.32°F)
SundayOct 9Rain showersLow: 16.1°C (60.98°F)High: 17.2°C (62.96°F)
MondayOct 10Rain showersLow: 15.9°C (60.62°F)High: 17.2°C (62.96°F)

Weather data for Port Moresby (capital city) by Open-Meteo.com

Transport

Railways There are no passenger trains available.

Subway Systems There is no subway system in any city.

Taxi Apps Unfortunately neither Uber nor Bolt are available in Papua New Guinea.

Car Rental Hertz is available, but Avis , Sixt are not present in Papua New Guinea.

Road Connectivity Index (2016)  No data available.

Driving Side In Papua New Guinea traffic is left-handed.

Safety

Theft Occurrence Rate  No data available.

Road Traffic Casualties 12.60 deaths per 100,000 people in 2019.The global average is 16.71.

Travel Advisory Level (U.S. DoS)  Level 3: Reconsider travel. 

Emergency phones in Papua New Guinea

112 Police
110 Ambulance
110 Fire police

Sources

Smoking & Alcohol

Smoking ban Smoking is prohibited in all public areas excluding entertainment and restaurants.

Cananbis legality Both recreational and medicinal use of cannabis is prohibited.

Visa

What are visa requirements to enter Papua New Guinea?

Currently, citizens of 71 countries can enter Papua New Guinea without obtaining a visa. This figure includes nationals who can acquire a visa on arrival. Please note that you may be needed to get an electronic visa before arriving.

Use the list below to check visa requirements for your country to enter Papua New Guinea.

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